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Adidas has released the “miCoach,” which apparently gives you coaching tips as you work out.

Super Bowl champ Reggie Bush of the Saints and World Cup finalist David Villa of Spain make an appearance in the commercial, as well as Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose.

Looks like Reggie isn’t too broken up over losing Kim Kardashian to Miles Austin.

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Ever since the NCAA Tournament this year, CBS play-by-play commentator Gus Johnson has become all but a legend. He reached number one on Twitter’s trending topics list, and now adds another impressive accolade to his resume.

He will be replacing Madden 09 and 10 play-by-play man Tom Hammond. Said Ronnie Morales, an audio designer with EA Sports, “Coming out of Madden 10 one of the biggest criticisms was the audio presentation. We felt the game lacked the energy it deserved. Football is a dramatic sport.”

Former Madden men Al Michaels and Pat Summerall had the iconic voices necessary to make the game feel like real life. Johnson will no doubt have the same impact, and eventually the same audio fame.

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It’s every technology-obsessed person’s dream to ride a segway, which is a two-wheeled machine that has a top speed of 12.5 miles per hour. Surprisingly enough, there is actually a “sport” that uses segways, which cost around $5,000.

Segway Polo has grown popular over the years, featuring teams like the Silicon Valley Aftershocks, who are home to famous people such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and “Friday the 13th” screenwriter Victor Miller.

Steve Wozniak

In Segway polo there are four eight-minute quarters. The championship is named the “Woz Challenge Cup,” after Wozniak.

You may have inferred from the fact that players ride on segways that one does not have to be very athletic to play Segway polo. Miller is 69 years old, Wozniak is 59, and the captain of arguably the best Segway polo team, Peter Gilkes, is 61, if you’re looking for an average age range.

Sources: The Wall Street Journal

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The latest cover boy for the Madden franchise, Drew Brees, was on the Late Show with David Letterman to promote the newest EA Sports game, Madden NFL 11.

The show has a “Top Ten” segment, and Brees presented the “top ten new features on Madden.” The list is humorous of course, and certainly doesn’t hold back.

You gotta love the Peyton and TO lines.

This was one of several talk show appearances for Brees since the Saints won the Super Bowl, as the Super Bowl 44 MVP has been on Ellen and Oprah as well.

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Drew Brees of the Saints, Jared Allen of the Vikings, and Reggie Wayne of the Colts were the three finalists for the Madden 2011 cover athlete, and the winner has finally been announced.

Fans were able to vote online to select the winner, picking Drew Brees as the next Madden cover boy, and if you believe in the Madden curse, victim. Many think the reason for the injuries suffered by the players featured on the Madden cover are a result of the curse, but Shaun Alexander, who was featured on the cover in 2007, says that the injuries are just a normal part of the game.

Via NESN.com:

“People forget that 50 percent or 60 percent of the guys get hurt every year,” Alexander said in USA Today. “I tell everybody the same thing like I told Tom Brady and LaDainian Tomlinson. After I won the MVP and got on the cover and LaDainian came out the next year and had a great season and said, ‘I’m not going to get on the cover. I don’t want to get hurt.’ What’s he do? He gets hurt. Tom Brady comes out the next year after LaDainian and is MVP, doesn’t want to be on the cover and what’s he do the first game? He gets hurt. Football is a physical sport and people get hurt.

Although the curse is more than likely a myth, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the majority of the people who voted for Brees were Colts fans.

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The newest version of the college football game won’t be available until July 13, 2010, but the cover featuring Tim Tebow has been released.

While he was visiting EA Studios, Tebow was able to play the game early, including the new features. For the first time in the franchise’s history, the game will include authentic playbooks for all 120 FBS teams.

Check out the game’s official website for news, developer’s blogs, and screenshots, among other things.

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As you may or may not know, the ever-so flamboyant Chad Ochocinco has released, among other things, an iPhone app. The app allows you direct access to his twitter, soundboard, photos, and even the one and only Ocho Cinco News Network.

Now Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has released his own iPhone app, which is produced by the same company that makes the Ochocinco app, Rock Software.

Allen’s app has some of the same basic features, such as twitter, photos, and sound bytes, but the app also has interesting features like a mullet generator and hunting tips.

Check out The Sporting News blog First Cuts for a full app review and some cool screenshots.

It seems like every day I would go to ESPN.com during college football bowl season there would be an article featured about “how to bet this bowl season” by Chad Millman under the “headlines” section on the home page.

Now why ESPN would waste a spot on their home page for an article detailing gambling techniques I don’t know, but I hardly gave it a second thought and went on about my business as I usually do, perusing the day’s news and stories.

I kept coming across Millman’s gambling articles and decided to see how deep ESPN actually takes gambling.

While college basketball analysts debate how much Robbie Hummel’s injury will affect Purdue in the NCAA Tournament, Millman writes about how Hummel’s injury impacts Vegas.

You can apparently gamble on the NFL Combine as well. This reminds me of multiple scenes from the movie “Rat Race”, where while waiting for the results from the race all the rich men place bets on things that are minor and irrelevent.

What can one gamble on at the NFL Combine? The highest 40 time? The lowest Wonderlic score? So this raises the question, “Is there anything you can’t bet on in sports?”

If you said yes, you’re wrong.

While browsing ESPN I noticed they have a video game section, which is cool and convenient, and more importantly incapable of having any gambling material, right? Wrong.

I look under the headlines on the video games page, and sure enough there is an article titled “How to Bet on Video Games”.

ESPN Video Games writer (Yes, that job actually exists) Jon Robinson interviewed a new website that actually allows gamers to play other gamers for cash.

My thought is that ESPN is treating gambling as the next big “sport”, like MMA. Whether or not they will continue to make a push for this concept is a mystery, but I’m betting they do.